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UBI Daily Update


Resolved: The United States should replace means-tested welfare programs with a universal basic income (bibliography)

Amisha’s Reading List Amisha’s reading list consists of critical articles on the topic. If you do not read any other articles, read these! UBI: Purpose, Pros and Cons (2019) This article pretty thorough reviews the basic pros and cons of a UBI as well as the different proposals Pro Why welfare doesn’t work and what should we do instead (2018). This article argues welfare doesn’t work and that its conditions


Venezuela Daily Update

Bibliography .  Venezuela Argument List Many reasons Maduro won’t be overthrown. Sanctions won’t cause him to be toppled Tom Wood, January 23, 2020,, A year on, Juan Guaidó’s attempt at regime change in Venezuela has stalled Why did predictions of Maduro’s imminent departure prove so ill-founded? The mismatch was partly the product of wishful thinking on the part of international establishment opinion. There has been a through-the-looking-glass aspect to


Venezuela Argument List

Bibliography Pro US economy (exports to Venezuela) Venezuela economy/poverty, kill 40,000 — make trade impossible — Freeze capital — Undermine the oil industry Venezuela medicine access Embargo immoral Collapse fuels the drug trade General humanitarian situation in Venezuela Refugees, disease spread Venezuela-Russia tiest bad Venezuela-China ties bad Venezuela-Iran ties bad Venezuela-Cuba ties bad Sanctions are imperialistic Sanctions undermine international law Sanctions generally fail Sanctions don’t product regime change Sanctions undermine


The United States should end its economic sanctions against Venezuela (January PF)

Amisha’s Reading List — Key Pro & Con Articles Sanctions that kill Venezuelans (2019). This article describes the various ways sanctions kill Venezuela’s economy and answers the argument that sanctions targeted at officials don’t cause humanitarian problems. The impact of the 2017 sanctions on Venezuela (2019). This study attacks the methodology for the claim that 40,000 have died from sanctions. Background History and Status Quo US Policy (Wikipedia) Timeline of


Resolved: The benefits of the United States federal government’s use of offensive cyber operations outweigh the harms.

Table of Contents Middle school reading list   UK and Russia are already at war (2019). This describes the current state of global cyber warfare and explains how it is ongoing.   White House authorizes offensive cyber operations (2019). This article explains the new Presidential Decision Directive that authorizes the use of offensive cyber operations against enemies. I don’t think it has any evidence in it, but it is useful